Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easy Mac N Cheese...with a secret ingredient

So we loooooove mac n cheese around our house and once I had kids I realized I should probably get them eating a better version than the boxed kind (although that stuff is pretty good)  Homemade mac n cheese is super easy and I have tried several different recipes and ended up combining a little of everything into my own recipe that is amazing, if I do say so myself.

The little secret ingredient that I think makes this extra yummy is….hot sauce! And yep, I use hot sauce and my kids still eat this, it’s not hot at all, it just gives it that extra kick of flavor.

This recipe is so awesome because it is all cooked in 1 saucepan and you never have to drain anything, just mix it all and cook and BAM, a delicious mac n cheese meal is served.


16oz pasta (I love using wagon wheels, I think it’s the kid in me)
3 ½ cups of water
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of flour
½ teasopoon of hot sauce (more if you would like)
8oz bag of cheese of your choice (I like using Colby Jack)

In a saucepan, combine the pasta, water and milk.  Cook on medium-high heat for about 9-12 minutes, until the pasta is cooked.  After the pasta is cooked to your liking, add the flour and hot sauce, stir together and let it all simmer for a few minutes, your sauce should start to thicken, but it won’t be completely thick.  Once you’re done with that, remove from heat and add your cheese.  Stir well and that’s it, all done, all in one pot and in less than 20 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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